Save food in Germany

Distribute food instead of wasting it

Food waste is a global problem. In Germany alone, almost a third of the food produced is thrown away. This is also worrying in view of the increasing poverty rate in this country.

There are over 960 food banks in Germany with 60,000 volunteers and full-time employees. Together they achieve a logistical masterpiece and support around two million people in need with food.

Distribute food instead of wasting it

Where we help

Why Germany
Why Germany

Approximately 14.1 million people (source: Poverty Report 2022, Paritätischer Gesamtverband) are currently affected by poverty in Germany. Even though Germany is one of the richest countries in the world, there are many people who have little money left for food. Current developments and rising food prices are exacerbating this situation, so that around two million people are regularly dependent on the help of food banks.

Food rescue
Food rescue

Together with Tafel Deutschland, the umbrella organization of food banks, and the Berliner Tafel, we are fighting against this waste of important resources and saving food to support people affected by poverty.

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Our goals for 2023

We want to save as much food as possible from being thrown away. Together with Tafel Deutschland and Berliner Tafel, we are committed to a fairer distribution of food.

How we work

We have teamed up with those who are experts in helping around the world: verified national and international aid organizations. We trust them because we can see exactly how they use the money. This way we can be sure that our help reaches the right people.

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Together against food waste

Our selected partners in the food rescue effort are Tafel Deutschland and Berliner Tafel . Together with the many volunteers at Tafel, we save food from senseless disposal and distribute it to people affected by poverty.

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Tafel Germany

Tafel Deutschland is the umbrella organization of over 960 local food banks throughout Germany. With its mostly volunteer helpers, Tafel Deutschland acts as a coordination and communication point between donors, politicians, associations and the general public.

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Berlin Food Bank

Since 1993, the Berliner Tafel has been working tirelessly to support people with food. It is the oldest food bank in Germany and not only distributes food, but also offers space for social exchange and encounters.

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An important reference point

The food banks are also an important meeting point for community interaction by creating space and a framework for social encounters.

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The reach of the boards

The Berliner Tafel collects food from around 1,000 shops in the capital and supports 400 social institutions and 47 LAIB und SEELE distribution points.

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Doing good together

Reducing food waste is an issue that we should all be concerned with. With your support, valuable food can be saved from the garbage can and distributed to people affected by poverty. Join in and support the food banks in their efforts to combat food waste.

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All funding projects

Here you can find at a glance all the funding projects that you can support.